Coconut Milk for Hair :Coconuts are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, Vitamin C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6. It also contains minerals such as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Coconut milk, the liquid from the fruit that we use in many dishes is also beneficial for hair, face, and skin.
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK
Before starting off about the usage of coconut milk, we should first know how to make coconut milk. You can also buy it readymade from nearby stores. But if you prefer your own DIY then follow the simple steps provided below.
-Take a cup of freshly grated coconut in a mixture grinder.
-Add a quarter cup of water to it.
-Grind it well.
-To extract the milk, take the ground coconut mixture in a fine strainer.
-Press it using a spoon. Make sure that you are pressing the mixture, again and again, to extract the milk completely.
-Bottle the extracted milk and store it in the fridge.
-Yes! Your coconut milk is ready to use.
COCONUT MILK FOR HAIR
Coconut milk contains all essential nutrients required for healthy hair. It has excellent moisturizing properties and is very effective for treating dry, damaged and brittle hair. It also acts as a scalp tonic. It helps to beat the scalp problems very effectively.
VITAMIN E: Vitamin E present in coconut milk promote hair growth, also fight scalp inflammation and reduce hair loss. Also, help to repair hair damage split ends and prevent premature graying.
PROTEIN: Protein in coconut oil strengthens the hair, prevents breakage and stimulates growth. Protein is the best ingredient for hair as hair itself is made up of protein.
Who knew getting beautiful hair would be so easy. Presently we all are struggling with hair loss, less hair growth, hair damage, split ends etc. It gets so frustrating at times seeing that your hair problems are not at all in your control. Many girls are suffering from massive hair loss, less hair growth. Hair, being the reflection of our identity need to be taken special care.
Among all the problems, the important and neglected one is the less in HAIR GROWTH. Hair Growth is a very fragile metabolic process, most of us don’t even bother to think about it until it’s too late.
REASONS FOR LESS HAIR GROWTH
Not only genetic and external influences are reasons, but also a lot of crucial decisions and habits are present that contributes to the decrease of the hair growth. Reasons may be like,
- Chemical Treatments.
- Physical and mental stress.
- Deficiency of protein and nutrients.
- Hormonal changes.
- Some medications.
- Intake of nicotine, etc.
Yaa, so many reasons, right! Don’t worry we got your back. These 3 DIY hair masks using coconut milk will help you to promote hair growth.
1) Coconut milk, Aloe Vera Gel, and Tulsi Hair mask.
Take coconut milk, freshly squeezed aloe Vera gel and a fresh paste of Tulsi leave in a blender. Blend all the ingredients together to form a thick paste.
Apply the paste on scalp and massage well. Then apply the hair mask to hair lengths as well. Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. You need to apply the mask regularly to see good and visible improvement.
Aloe Vera gel is loaded with antioxidants which stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. It also acts as a great conditioner. Tulsi leaves rejuvenate the scalp and provide a soothing effect, also help to improve the blood circulation and thus promote hair growth.
2) Coconut Milk, Yogurt and Camphor Hair Mask
Take coconut milk in a bowl. Add yogurt in double proportion as that of coconut milk and mix well. Add little camphor solution to the mixture and then blend well.
Apply the paste on scalp and massage well, gently with fingers. Leave the pack for 1 to 2 hours and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Yogurt is full of protein, it offers nourishment that is needed to grow strong and healthy hair. It has lactic acid, which helps in cleansing the scalp and cleaning away dead skin cells to help your hair follicles grow. Camphor strengthens the roots of the hair, encourage blood circulation and promote hair growth.
3) Coconut milk, Fenugreek Powder
Take fenugreek powder in a bowl and add coconut milk to it. Mix them well and make a paste. Wait for an hour, let fenugreek powder soak all the coconut milk. After an hour you can find the pack has thickened, mix it well again and is now ready to use.
Apply the pack on scalp and hair. Leave it for an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also use any mild shampoo. Apply regularly for a better result.
Fenugreek, also known as Methi is a wonder spice. It contains proteins, nicotinic acids which are extremely effective in strengthening the hair from roots and treating follicular problems. Fenugreek also helps in improving hair growth and help in rebuilding the hair follicles.
I hope all the information and the DIY masks were useful to you. Would love to know which DIY mask you liked most. Don’t forget to mention in the comments. 🙂